Jackie Chan Just As Baffled By Brett Ratner's Success As You Are

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"Nothing particularly exciting stood out that made this movie special for me … I spent four months making this film and I still don't fully understand the humor." Jackie Chan, who says he made Rush Hour 3 for the money and not the script [Fox News via AP]

"I don't think a wife covers her breasts with bedsheets after sex. That's an insufferable cliché in movies." Rodrigo Garcia, director of HBO's sexually explicit show Tell Me You Love Me, who avoids cliché by exposing everything [NYT]

"I'm constantly trying to smoke less marijuana. I'd like to take less and to a degree it's a problem. Is it a problem in my life? Is it getting in the way of my life? I really don't think. I'm a happy man and I can afford my marijuana, so that's not a problem." George Michael discusses where all his "Careless Whisper" royalties go [BBC Radio 4 via Reuters]

"My manager called and said, 'Do you want to have David Duchovny snort cocaine off your ass in Californication?' And I said, 'As long as it's not my naked ass — yes.'" Judy Greer on her role as a hooker on the Showtime series [TV Guide]

"A funny thing happened on Dumb and Dumber. That was our first movie. We were reading actresses for the Lauren Holly role. Mariel Hemingway said, 'That's a piece of shit. This is garbage. You've got nothing here. Why would I want to play this woman? There's nothing. The guys get all the jokes. I'm just a nothing. You've got to punch this up.' She didn't get the part." Peter Farrelly on the criticism that he doesn't write parts for women [Coming Soon]
—Elizabeth Black